What skills do I need?
The fastest growing industry in Canada may surprise you. The food processing industry is looking for skilled workers in a variety of roles. Nearly all of all food and drink that makes its way to the grocery stores in Canada has been processed in some way or another. There are many stages to the process and that is why the industry is desperate to fill the many vacant jobs throughout this industry. In fact, 1 in 20 jobs do not go filled in the food processing industry. For this reason, if you are looking for work, this may very well be the best option for newcomers that have the skills to work in Canada.
What kind of jobs in Canada are there in food processing?
As of August 2017, there are over 246,000 Canadians employed that are employed in food and manufacturing positions all across the country. If you have experience in food processing then great, but you might be surprised to know that you have skills that are very much in demand across this industry. So when you are looking for work in this industry you need to think carefully about how you can ally your skills to work in Canada.
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How do I find out more?
The industry needs people who are able to contribute their skills so much that the government of Canada has funded the Food Processing and Human Resources Council (FPHRC) to provide newcomers a training program that will provide them with the skills and professional relationships needed to succeed in Canada. One very important detail is that you do need to apply for the program before you arrive in Canada.
The skills to work in Canada can apply to many different jobs within this industry, including Quality Control, Machine Operators, Sales and Marketing, Engineers, HACCP Professionals, Shippers/Receivers, Chemical Engineers, and many more. If you are looking to get a head start on a career in Canada and use skills you already have this could be a great first step for you as you begin your immigration journey. By graduating from the FPHRC’s training program you will really set yourself apart from many other applicants and even be able to use the network you have built during the program to make finding work in Canada much easier.
As you are in the process of coming to Canada, join us at the upcoming Settling in Canada Online Fair. You’ll learn all about the careers and government-funded training that is available by province so that you can make an informed choice on where to live.
What you can do at the fair
- When you enter the fair you will be at the Plaza, from there you can check out the auditorium, exhibit halls and a lot more…
- In the auditorium, you can watch some very informative webinars where you can learn everything from interview techniques to how to choose a settlement agency that is right for you.
- The exhibit halls are where you find the booths, Each one of these is packed full of downloadable resources and other tools that will allow you to settle in Canada with great ease and comfort.
Remember to Register Now to avoid missing out on this great career opportunity.
According to the FPHRC within the next 3 years, over 23,000 jobs will be available in various roles such as General Labour, Skills Workers and Operations, and Post-Secondary Professional positions. It may come as a surprise to many newcomers that this is a field that they are very qualified for. Even if you are an experienced Equipment and Machine Operator or Project Manager you should definitely apply for the FPHRC’s training program that can help shape your resume into the perfect applicant for these positions.
David Singh moved to Canada from India 6 years ago. He loves sharing his experiences with other newcomers to Canada in the hope that they are able to settle here with ease.